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Godly Love : Impediments and Possibilities.

Author: Matthew T LeeAmos YongKimberly Ervin AlexanderJames P BowersCraig A BoydAll authors
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012.
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This book offers new theological and social scientific perspectives on impediments to the experience and expression of the Christian Great Commandment (to love God and love neighbor as self), as well as possible solutions for overcoming these barriers. Drawing on scholarship that has emerged from a unique interdisciplinary research project focused on this issue, Godly Love offers a fresh look at a perennial problem.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Matthew T Lee; Amos Yong; Kimberly Ervin Alexander; James P Bowers; Craig A Boyd; Julie J Exline; Ralph W Jr Hood; Michael J McClymond; Michelle Owaka; Stephen G Post; M J Rice; Robert K Welsh; Michael Wilkinson; W Paul Williamson
ISBN: 9780739167885 073916788X 9781280659034 1280659033
OCLC Number: 845243721
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Ch01. Ambiguity in the Signs as an Antidote to Impediments of Godly Love among Primitive and Progressive Pentecostals; Ch02. The Capital Vices as Obstacles to Godly Love; Ch03. The Flame of Love as a Refining Fire; Ch04. Limited and Unlimited; Ch05. Restorative Justice, Godly Love, and Solutions to the Problem of Crime; Ch06. Deideologizing Dominance; Ch07. Race and Gender Equality in a Classical Pentecostal Denomination; Ch08. The Institutionalization of Religion; Ch09. Universal Processes as Natural Impediments to and Facilitators of Godly Love. Ch10. Christian Mysticism-Help or Hindrance to Godly Love?Index; Contributors.

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This book offers new theological and social scientific perspectives on impediments to the experience and expression of the Christian Great Commandment (to love God and love neighbor as self), as well as possible solutions for overcoming these barriers. Drawing on scholarship that has emerged from a unique interdisciplinary research project focused on this issue, Godly Love offers a fresh look at a perennial problem.

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